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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Kelvim Escobar

Can someone explain to me why we gave him a guaranteed 1.25 million dollar contract? Do we know of any other team that was going to guarantee him money? Everything I had read was for a minor league deal, (which I was in favor for). But I do have confidence in Dr. Altchek's ability to repair a shoulder, and for that I won't kill this deal. It's not a major deal, 1.25 million isn't going to kill us, but still, no need to guarantee it.

Escobar is going to work out of the bullpen and could be a nice addition.

I will write up a longer post tomorrow in response to Ben Sheets wanting 12 million and other hot stove topics.

Hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas.

1 comment:

  1. I agree the guarantee isn't great, but it is only 1.25 million. If it works, it's a steal. If it doesn't, what did it really cost? I still want to see what the rotation is going to look like. Santana is Santana (even after surgery). Then it is Pelfrey (who I think they should keep), Maine coming off an injury, Perez coming off an injury and god knows what else, and then who? Niese, Livan, Parnell? Oh wait, we signed a knuckle-baller--they can pitch every day since they never get tired...

    Mets need to battle...